There are many sites on the Internet that can allow you to find out who a phone number belongs to. That means, you know a particular phone number and want to find out details of the person who owns that phone number. This process is called the Reverse Phone Lookup. While it may be easier to find out the details of the owner of a landline phone number, it is generally difficult to find details of the owner of a particular cell phone or mobile phone number. Moreover, while some such services on the Internet making this information available are free, some others may be on payment basis. In fact, even Google maintains a free Google Phonebook of landline numbers in the U.S. However, to my knowledge, Google does not provide a direct link to its website for Google Phonebook. Still, it is possible to reach Google Phonebook by knowing the URL to a web page for searching a known person’s phone number on Google Phonebook.
For example, visit this web page on Google Phonebook that searches phone number for person named “Schmidt”, and then use the search box for searching for other people or phone numbers:
Once you get the Google Phonebook website in this manner, you can now use it for searching for most of the U.S. phone numbers for the reverse phone lookup, by entering the phone number, as shown below:
You can enter the phone number in the format “(123) 456 7890” or in the format “123-456-7890” or in the format “123 456 7890” (this is dummy number). Another advantage of Google Phonebook is that you’ll also get a link to Google Map for the exact location of the address of the person who owns the searched phone number.
Of course, you can also use the Google Phonebook to search with name of a person to get his phone number.
Directly search a phone number at Google Search:
Another good way to search for the name and address of the person on the basis of a known phone number such as “(123) 456 7890” is to search this phone number at Google Search (google.com). On doing so, the first search result itself may display the Google Phonebook entry for that phone number with the name and address of the person who owns that phone number. This feature can be used for searching even the international phone numbers, by also adding the country code number, etc.
Other websites for Reverse Phone Lookup:
Here are some other websites that can help you to get the name and address of a person if you search for the phone number.
(1) AnyWho: AnyWho is a website maintained by AT&T that can be used to find a person by a phone number. The personal identifying information available on this website is derived from Public Records, Publicly Available Information and Commercial Records. This information is not derived from the AT&T billing records.
You can also use this AnyWho page for finding out details about the phone numbers in certain other countries, i.e., other than the U.S.
(2) PhoneNumber.com: You can also use PhoneNumber.com to perform a reverse phone lookup. This site also provides a reverse phone lookup by State in the U.S.
(3) WhitePages: WhitePages is yet another good service to find out details of the person owning a particular phone number in U.S. This website gets the information from the (i) Publicly Available Information Sources, (ii) Third-Party Data Suppliers, and (iii) Member-Published Listings. So, you may get information about the names of persons owning the phone number searched, as well as their addresses, street names, cities, states and ZIP codes.
(4) ReversePhoneDirectory: ReversePhoneDirectory allows you to find persons by their home phone number and cell phone number. You can find the owner name, address and carrier details. You can also lookup area codes and find zip codes for every city and State.
To find out more such reverse lookup services, you may search at Google.